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Benazir the Martyr: an Anniversary on the Brink of War

Shirin Sadeghi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Shirin Sadeghi

As the anniversary of Benazir Bhutto's assassination comes and goes, some people in Pakistan have quietly concluded that getting assassinated was the best thing she ever did.

Benazir Bhutto: Myth vs. Reality

Virginia M. Moncrieff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Virginia M. Moncrieff

For Bhutto's many flaws, she was enormously brave. You cannot for a moment imagine that she did not know she had a target almost tattooed over her heart.

PAKISTANI VOICES on Democracy and the Rule of Law in Pakistan

Network 20/20 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Network 20/20

During a trip to Pakistan, Network 20/20 conducted more than 60 interviews with everyone from shop owners to militants. Here is what we heard about democracy, God and the Pakistani government.

The World's Most Dangerous Nuclear Threat

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Special for the Huffington Post Eric S. Margolis December 18, 2008 The bitter struggle over the beautiful Himalayan mountain state of Kashmir is the ...

India's '9/11' Holds Grim Message for the U.S.

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

India's patience is wearing thin. After a decade of terrorist attacks, it still lacks a well defined target for revenge or a way of preventing them.

The Sick Man of the North Atlantic

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Money, observed the witty British thinker Malcolm Muggeridge, is the homogenized form of power. No more money, no more power. The great imperialist ...

How Deeply is the U.S. involved in the Afghan Drug Trade?

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Special for the Huffington Post By Eric Margolis October 15, 2008 Afghanistan is in a `downward spiral,' the Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of S...

The White House's Final Folly

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

In its final days in office, the White House has engineered an historic nuclear deal with India that Congress, unaware of the import, approved last week.

The "Gotcha Journalist": An Exclusive Interview with Michael Rovito

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brett Ashley McKenzie

Michael Rovito told me that he chose to approach Sarah Palin because, "I thought to myself that I would regret passing up the opportunity to at least ask a question about her views."

Another Step Toward a Truly Democratic Pakistan

Farahnaz Ispahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Farahnaz Ispahani

If Pakistani democracy is to be strengthened and consolidated, it is important that the office of president should be different from that of governor-general as envisaged under the colonial era.

Goodbye 'Mush' -- Don't Come Back

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Aside from senior army generals, the wealthy elite, and a handful of fat cat politicians, the widely hated Musharraf was left with almost no support at home.

The Taliban and Extremism in Modern Day Afghanistan and Pakistan -- An Interview with Ahmed Rashid

Wajahat Ali | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wajahat Ali

Rashid: I don't think we should rely on individuals -- this is precisely the mistake the Bush administration made with Musharraf.

The UN Befouls Lac Leman

David A. Andelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Andelman

The UN center in Geneva is devoted largely to humanitarian, social and economic issues -- but it's here especially in the critical human rights area that things have gone so badly wrong.

American Democracy, LLC

Matthew-Lee Erlbach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew-Lee Erlbach

The US is kind of like a big corporation, taking over other companies -- countries -- and rebuilding them in its image. We install leaders, or CEOs, of these countries in the name of "Freedom."

Richardson to Musharraf: Step Down!

Beverly Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Beverly Davis

Denison, Iowa---Democratic presidential hopeful and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson released a statement reacting to the assassination of Pakistan...

Musharraf Awaits His Fate As Pakistan Votes Are Counted

Reuters | Augustine Anthony | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Counting began on Monday after an election in Pakistan which was far less violent than feared, although it could result in a parliament set on driving...

Scotland Yard: Bhutto Killed By Bomb Blast

Washington Post | Candace Rondeaux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Scotland Yard investigators have concluded that Paksitani opposition leader and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto was killed by the impact of a sui...

Musharraf Hits Out At Retired Generals

Financial Times | James Blitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan on Wednesday night angrily hit out at the retired generals who this week said that they no longer had confidence in him, ...

US State Department Expects 'Some' Fraud In Pakistan Polls

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The US State Department said Tuesday it expected Pakistan's upcoming elections to be tainted and called on all groups, including international monitor...

Support for Musharraf Collapses At Home And Abroad

Washington Post | John Ward Anderson and Robin Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As critical elections in Pakistan approach, President Pervez Musharraf is increasingly losing support from major constituencies, including his traditi...

Pakistan Rebuffs Secret US Pleas For CIA Buildup

NY Times | ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID E. SANGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The top two American intelligence officials traveled secretly to Pakistan early this month to press President Pervez Musharraf to allow the Central In...

Musharraf: Troops Will "Shoot Anyone" Trying To Disrupt Elections

Associated Press | Munir Ahmed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Pervez Musharraf warned troops would shoot anyone trying to disrupt parliamentary elections meant to bring stability to the country as it ba...

Reid Wants Bush To Pressure Pakistan

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday urged President George W. Bush to consider cutting aid to Pakistan unless it restores full civil rights ...

Islamist Politicians Emerge As Pakistan's Power Brokers

Wall Street Journal | PETER WONACOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Just after night fell at a campaign rally last Thursday, conservative Islamist politician Khalid Waqar heard the news: Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan's best...

NYT Op-Ed: Bhutto Allowed Extremists Who Killed Her To Flourish

New York Times | WILLIAM DALRYMPLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WHEN, in May 1991, former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of India was killed by a suicide bomber, there was an international outpouring of grief. Recent ...